USER UIDE 1 Instructions Controls ........................ At A Glance Operating ....................... Tips .................................... =.. 7 Cleaning. ................................ Storing the Washer ............................... Water Use ................................................. Before Warranty : 3-5 • "_ You Call ................................ .................................... ; 8 . 8 8 : • 9-10 • Back Page • MAYI'AG ® Model: LAT9806 Welcome ....................................................................... Welcome and congratulations on your purchase of a 2) Have proof of original date of purchase. Consumer Rated No.1 Maytag Washer! Your complete satisfaction is very important to us. Read this manual Please attach your sales receipt here. for best to acquaint you with proper operating and maintenance proresults. cedures. It contains instructions _ _'_'_:_+_ In addition you will find a Laundering Tips guide packed with your washer. It contains information on recommended laundering procedures, stain removal and special laundering situations. go wrong, we suggest consulting the "Before You Call" section in the back of this Save money. If something book. time It is and designed to help you solveshould basic problems before consulting a servicer. However, should you need assistance, it is helpful to: 1) Have complete model and serial number identification of your washer. This is located on a data plate on the top edge of the control panel. Record these numbers below for easy access. Model Number For additional questions, please contact us: Serial Number Maytag Consumer Information One Dependability Square Newton, Iowa 50208 (515) 791-8911 Internet: http://www.maytag.com (Mon+-Fri., 8am-5pm Central Time) i / ,,, o \ For service and warranty information, see back page. I NOTE: In our continuing effort to improve the quality of our appliances, it may be necessary to make changes to the appliance without revising this guide. 1 Important Safety Instructions .................................... _k WAIRNING w To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, property damage or injury to persons when using your appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following: 1. Read all instructions before using the appliance, been used for such a period, before using a wash- 2. ing machine or combination washer-dryer, turn on all hot water faucets and let the water flow 3. 4. 5. 6. As with any equipment using electricity and having moving parts, there are potential hazards. To use this appliance safely, the operator should become familiar with the instructions for operation of the appliance and always exercise care when using it. from each for several minutes. This will release any accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame during this time. Do not install or store this appliance where it will be exposed to the weather. 7. Install and level washer on a floor that can support the weight, Do not reach into the appliance if the agitator is moving. g. Do not allow children to play on or in the appliance. Close supervision of children is necessary when the appliance is used near children. This appliance must be properly grounded. Never plug the appliance cord into a receptacle which is not grounded adequately and in accordance with local and national codes. See installation instructions for grounding this appliance, 9. Do not tamper with controls. 10. Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance or attempt any servicing unless specifically recom- To avoid the possibility of fire or explosion: mended in published user-repair instructions that you understand and have the skills to carry out. a. Do not wash items that have been previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, other flammable or explosive substances as they give off vapors that could ignite or explode. Hand wash and line dry any items containing these substances, 11. Unplug power supply cord before attempting to service your washer. 12. The agitator should not be removed. If the agitator is removed, it must be replaced by pushing down completely and the locking screw tightened before Any material on which you have used a cleaning solvent, or which is saturated with flammable liquids or solids, should not be placed in the washer the washer is operated. 13. Store laundry aids and other material in a cool, dry place where children cannot reach them. until all traces of these liquids or solids and their fumes have been removed, These items include acetone, denatured alcohol, gasoline, kerosene, some liquid household cleaners, some spot removers, turpentine, waxes and wax removers. b. Do not add gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or 14. Do not wash or dry items that are soiled with vegetable or cooking oil. These items may contain some oil after laundering, Due to the remaining oil, the fabric may smoke or catch fire by itself. 15. Do not use chlorine bleach and ammonia or acids (such as vinegar or rust remover) in the same wash. Hazardous fumes can form. other flammable or explosive substances to the wash water. These substances give off vapors that could ignite or explode, 16. Do not machine wash fiberglass materials. Small particles can stick to fabrics washed in following loads and cause skin irritation. c. Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot water system that has not been used for 2 weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water system has not 17. Before the appliance is removed from service or discarded, remove the door to the washing compartment. Save These Instructions 2 Controls Step O At A Glance .... ....................................... Select Cycle REGULAR/DELICATE cycles share the same portion of the control knob. For regular fabrics, select a cycle and press a REGULAR WASH/SPIN SPEED button. For delicate labtics, select a cycle and press a DELICATE WASH/SPIN SPEED button. (See page 5 for Press the control knob in and turn clockwise to the desired cycle. Pull the knob out to start the washer, DOUBLE WASH - provides excellent cleaning even with very heavily soiled items. Detergent is placed in detailed information.) Cycles available: HEAVY- approximately 13-15 minutes of wash time the bottom of the tub and liquid detergent in the gray detergent cup on the top of the agitator. (See page 6 for detailed information.) NORMAL - approximately wash time LIGHT/QUICK wash time 10-12 minutes - approximately of 7-9 minutes of 011110 eoe • o O 00/11110 eeeee SENSI-CARE forHand Washables _xtra offnnseOFF spin • O eQ DOUBLE WASH spin • REGULAR / DELICATE HEAVY NORMAL • • eO wash / soak LIGHT / QUICK LIGHT • SOAK ONLY - soaks heavilyNORMAL OFF • ee daze ot • • • • '_ IrJnse spin extra _ • • • •, • • sp,n cool dow EASY CARE / PERMANENT PRESS Q •iii .tOFF LIGHT HEAVyOFF • • SOAKoNLY • • " • • • " " * ''... • SENSI-CARE designed for able." The periods of soiled or stained items as desired. The user then advances the control knob into a wash cycle or spin and drain. (Overnight soaking is not recommended.) "" • .... for Hand Washables is items labeled "hand washwasher alternates between delicate wash and soak. Cycles available: NORMAL - approximately EASY CARE/PERMANENT PRESS is designed to mirdmize wrinkles with a cool-down spray rinse following the wash. Cycles available: HEAVY-approximately 10-14minutes ofwashtime • 10 minutes of wash time LIGHT - approximately 6 minutes of wash (NORMAL) - approximately minutes of wash time LIGHT - approximately wash time time 3 7-9 5-6 minutes of Step Select Water Level Simply move the infinite slide lever up or down to the desired setting or any point in between. If more water is needed once the fill is complete, move the lever up to reset and then to the INFINITE proper setting. WATER Super io,**ol*,o o,* J. LEVEL SETTING e*l_*6eeIq • o_og*ooQ ioo**.11oo9*. Large o,**e*_ o**o6,o LOAD ,***mm e*oo, iooeem o,.o6*_o*.o6, WATER LEVEL SIZE 3/4 - Full i. Dee* i _*6_e reset * b**_l 1/2 -o**oo*o 3/4 Full o*oooe SUPER _ o o*oo Medium 1/3 - 1/2 Full ........................................................" "'" " "" Small 1/3 Full ............................................... "" "" " "" "" " "" " " Mini 1/4 Full ................................................................. " " LARGE MEDIUM_ SMALLr. MINI REMEMBER: Items must circulatefreelyfor best results. A Step Select Water Temperature Press the appropriate button to select the wash and rinse temperatures. Follow the garment care label for best results. Use the chart below as a guide. WASH/RINSE TEMPS Hot/Cold to,o .. ooo****f*_o99 • _oo.9 • LOAD TYPE White and heavily soiled, color-fast items eoe*o6oooogoe_oe** • *•e_9 • _eo_* oo _,.9 o. Warm/Warm Delicate items ............................................... "" " " " " "" "" "" "'" Moderately soiled, Warm/Cold colored items; most Easy "" Care/Permanent Press items Cold/Cold • • e*_*,,•ee• .o • • oo•*_*•••• WASH/ RINSE TEMP woolens *•••e•• • ••* ..o • • •o_o,*•••• WARM WARM WARM _, COLD Brightly colored, lightly soiled items; washable ° • ° •* .. HOT _: COLD i .o _,•oo99 o REMEMBER: In wash water temperatures below 65 F, detergents do not dissolve well or clean well, Care labels define cold water as up to 85°E 4 COLD COLD _ A Step _ Select Options (if desired) Press the appropriate button(s) to select one or more options. OPTION USE OPTIONS Provides additional rinse at the end Extra of the cycle to more completely Rinse remove laundry additives, suds, perfumes, etc. • °° •66.,,1• .. *,,,or • ° IQoeeooo °° I_o*_••o ° Qeooe*•t °°. f EXTRA _. RINSE : le*_ottoolt,_ Removes more water from absorbent Extra loads like bath towels. (Not available EXTRA SPIN Spin with SENSI-CARE cycle.) Restricts hot water use to save water heating costs. Select WASH/RINSE TEMP desired, plus press Energy Saver button. ENERGY SAVER Energy Saver ................................................................. Cancel Press button to cancel and reset any Options of the above options. Step 0 Select Wash/Spin SPIN SPEED OPTIONS Speeds Press the appropriate button to select the wash and spin speeds to fit the fabric type. WASH CANCEL DESIGNED WASH / SPIN SPEED FOR Regular/Fast Sturdywater fabrics needing maximum extraction .................................................................. Sturdy fabrics needing slower REGULAR FAST Regular/Slow spin speed because of wrinkling REGULAR SLOW Delicate/Fast Delicate fabrics needing maximum water extraction DELICATE FAST '/_ Delicate/Slow Delicate fabrics needing slower spin speed because of construction DELICATE SLOW Step 0 Start Washer • Add detergent. • Add load and close lid. • Pull out control knob to start. 5 Special Indicator Features .................................................. Lights Fabric Softener Dispenser • SOAK - lights during a soak cycle. This dispenser automatically releases liquid fabric softener at the proper time during the cycle. To use, follow these steps: • WASH/RINSE - lights to indicate the washer is in a wash or rinse portion of the cycle. 1. Pour liquid fabric softener into the dispenser using the amount recommended on the package. • ON - lights whenever the washer is running, 2. Add warm water to the dispenser until it reaches the MAX line. Bleach Dispenser 3. Do not use fabric softener with a double wash cycle. The dispenser automatically dilutes liquid chlorine bleach before it reaches your wash load. To use, follow these steps: NOTE: • Do not stop the washer during the first spin. This will cause the dispenser to empty too soon. 1. Measure liquid chlorine bleach carefully, following the instructions on the bottle. • Never pour fabric softener directly on the load. It will leave spots and stains. 2. Add the bleach to the dispenser before adding the load. Avoid splashing or over-filling the dispenser. • Use the dispenser for liquid fabric softeners only. Clean the area in and around the dispenser frequently with hot water, detergent and a soft brush. NOTE: Never pour undiluted liquid chlorine bleach directly onto the load or into the wash tub. It is a powerful chemical and can cause fabric damage, such as tearing or color loss, if not used properly. • If you prefer to use color-safe, non-chlorine bleach, pour it into the wash tub with your detergent. Do not pour non-chlorine bleaches into the bleach dispenser. Pour liquid fabric softener into cup and dilute with warm water. Double Wash Detergent Dispenser You will find a second gray colored dispenser Pour liquid chlorine bleach into bleach dispenser, cup packed with your washer. Liquid detergent is poured into this cup for a Double Wash cycle. It is placed in the top of the agitator. The detergent will automatically be dispensed during the second wash as fresh water enters the tub. 6 Operating Tips ................................... For detailed information on sorting, pretreating stains, etc., see the enclosed Laundry Tips pamphlet. .................... Loading • Put dry, unfolded clothes loosely in the tub, up to the Detergent top row of holes for a maximum load. • Do not wrap large items like sheets around the agitatoe. • Use either liquid or granular laundry detergent. For best results, be sure detergent is added to the washer BEFORE the load and be sure wash water is above 65° E • Mix large and small items for best circulation. Wash bulky items like blankets separately. • When laundering permanent press items or items of delicate construction, washable woolens or loosely knit items, never use less than the MEDIUM water level setting. This will minimize shrinkage, wrinkling and pulling of seams. • Use the correct amount of detergent for the load size, soil level and water conditions. Use more detergent if you have hard water and very soiled loads, If you have soft water or a lightly soiled load, use less detergent. (See manufacturer's instructions.) • Wipe up any detergent spills on the washer, e,, ° .o,i , ._,t o oe.Q Additional ° ._=.l.,I o, **e o ,e_o ° .,eo ° ._= o o.o, • , I,t_ ° Q_ot*ee* For best results, add the detergent to washtub before adding the load. ° oeoe_o*_o=**oo=_tgt ° i_ot ° *_t ° *e,e ° *e,e ° *eoeo*e0 ° **_= ° **,= 7ips • If the washer stops during the spin, it may be due to an unevenly distributed load. If this happens, push in the control knob, open the lid, redistribute the load, close the lid and pull out the control knob. The spin • This washer is designed so that it will not agitate or spin when the lid is open. It will, however, fill with the lid open so water is available for pretreating stains or diluting fabric softener. will resume at the point it was interrupted. • The washer will pause briefly throughout each cycle, These pauses are normal, • If you open the lid during a cycle, the washer will stop. When the lid is closed and the control knob pulled out, the washer will continue the cycle at the point it was interrupted. 7 Care and Cleaning ............................................... Turn off the water faucets after finishing the day's washing. This will shut off the water supply to the washer and prevent the unlikely possibility of damage from Interior - bard water deposits may be removed, if needed, using a recommended cleaner labeled washer safe. escaping water. Use a soft cloth to wipe up all detergent, bleach or other spills as they occur, Lint Filter - these are self-cleaning and require no maintenance. They are located under the agitator on the bottom of the washtub, During the wash and rinse portion of the cycle, lint is collected on the filters. Then during the spin and drain the filters are cleaned automafically. Clean the following as recommended: Control Panel - clean with a soft, damp cloth and glass cleaner. Do not use abrasive powders or cleaning pads. Cabinet - clean with soap and water followed with an appliance wax, if desired. Storing the Washer ............................................. Washers can be damaged if water is not removed from hoses and internal components before storage. Prepare the washer for storage as follows: Advance the cycle control knob to Spin and lower the drain hose to eliminate any water that may be in the drain hose. • Select the NORMAL cycle for regular fabrics and add one cup of bleach or white vinegar to a full load of water without clothes. Run the washer through a complete cycle. • Disconnect the washer from the electrical supply and leave the washer lid open to let air circulate inside the tub. Turn the water faucets off and disconnect the inlet hoses. Water Use ............................................................. REGULAR CYCLE Super eo,°oooo,oJo• PERMANENT PRESS CYCLE Approx. 40 gallons (33 Imperial gallons; 151 liters) IQ_eJ••••,loJe••..**,,*l.•,o4eJ•••,**,, ooo=.•,*_oe Large Approx. 36 gallons (30 Imperial gallons; 136 liters) Medium Approx. 32 gallons (27 Imperial gallons; 121 liters) • •• ,l,,ooll•**_ooo,ei_,,o_le•*o_oto,=**t, Large•• , •• Approx. 39 gallons (32 Imperial gallons; 148• liters) .• •. •• Approx. 35 gallons (29 Imperial gallons; 132 liters) Medium .. • Approx. 43 gallons (36 Imperial gallons; 163 liters) Super , • • Small Approx. 28 gallons (23 Imperial gallons; 106 liters) Small Approx. 31 gallons (26 Imperial gallons; 117 liters) Mini Approx. 24 gallons (20 Imperial gallons; 91 liters) Mini Approx. 27 gallons (22 Imperial gallons; 102 liters) •• o•• ••• ••. • .. .. 1.. 8 ••• .. • • • Before You Call ................................................... For problem laundry solutions (i.e. fabric damage, residue, tangling) and special laundry care procedures, see the enclosed Laundry IYpspamphlet. Check these )oints if your wash, r... • Plug cord into live electrical outlet. • Check fuse or reset circuit breaker. • Turn the control knob to proper cycle and pull knob out to start the washer. If equipped with buttons, be sure they are fully depressed. • Turn both faucets on fully. • Straighten inlet hoses. • Disconnect hoses and clean screens. Hose filter screens may be plugged. Won't Fill o, °°o* e e or.°. J*ooQ, e°*o e,t*., °.o e _*t °°,**, eot o,,**, e**_o,**_ eot t o,*t*_*°,,,*****°°,**o*o*°e, J**** °°°e,****°°, e _*** °°* • w_t** t*t o,* • Check fuse or reset circuit breaker. • Turn the control knob to proper cycle and pull knob out to start the washer. If equipped with buttons, be sure they are fully depressed. Won'tAgitate ..°,, e*t,o°. I*** Q°°°*, • Close lid and pull knob out to start the washer. For your safety, washer will not agitate or spin unless the lid is closed. • The washer is equipped with a lid switch failure detector. If the lid switch should malfunction, the detector will stop operations for your safety. Call for service. e.t*° °, .o e o*.o, ..o_ e*°°, I*_o o,°°,,.o_ e*°°l***_ e*°*,*,,, e*°e,*t,** °o* Q_,*,*°*, • _*, J°o*e o*,*. 1.o • _l,.i**_ _*,° • Unevenly distributed load. Redistribute the load, close the lid and pull knob out. Check for leveling. Be sure water level is acceptable for load size. • Check fuse or reset circuit breaker. • Straighten drain hoses. Eliminate kinked hoses. If there is a drain restriction, call for service. Won't Spin or Drain • Close lid and pull knob out to start the washer. For your safety, washer will not agitate or spin unless the lid is closed. • Suds lock - caused by too much suds. Rewash without detergent. Use correct amount of a low-sudsing detergent. • The washer is equipped with a lid switch failure detector. If the lid switch should malfunction, the detector will stop operations for your safety. Call for service. 9 Check these points if tour washer... • Unevenly distributed load. Redistribute the load, close the lid and pull knob out. Check for leveling. Be sure water level is acceptable for load size. • Plug cord into live electrical outlet. • Check fuse or reset circuit breaker. • Turn the control knob to proper cycle and pull knob out to start the washer. If Stops loot t ooo**ol e**°°°ll, equipped with buttons, be sure they are fully depressed. • Close lid and pull knob out to start the washer. For your safety, washer will not agitate or spin unless lid is closed. • This may be a pause or soak period in the cycle. Wait briefly and it may start. • The washer is equipped with a lid switch failure detector. If the lid switch should malfunction, the detector will stop fill operations for your safety. Call for service. oooo,, e i*****o°°1_1ooo_ o J****..°°°l, ooot • • o****..°°°., io6o_ e,***o**°°-.-°oo_ J,_** e,**o .-o°o,, o,o_ o***'" • Make sure hose connections are tight. Leaks Water Is Noisy • Make sure end of drain hose is correctly inserted and secured to drain facility. • Avoid extended soaking - soak for 30 minutes or less. • Avoid overloading. • Be sure washer is leveled properly as outlined in installation manual. • Weak floors can cause vibration and walking. • Be sure rubber feet are installed on leveling legs. • Turn both faucets on fully. • If equipped with a temperature selector knob, be sure it is set directly on a Fills with the Wrong Temperature Water • • • • Cycle Selector Knob Advances temperature setting and not between settings. Make sure temperature selection is correct. Make sure hoses are connected to correct faucets and inlet connections. Be sure water supply is regulated correctly. Flush water line before filling washer. Check the water heater. It should be set to deliver a minimum 120°F (49°C) hot water at the tap. Also check water heater capacity and recovery rate. Disconnect hoses and clean screens. Hose filter screens may be plugged. • Extra rinse option is selected Through "OFF" For further help, call Maytag Customer Assistance: U.S. 1-800-688-9900 or Canada 1-800-688-2002 10 Automatic Washer Warranty ............................. Full One Year Warranty For one (1) year from the date of original repaired or replaced Limited Parts retail purchase, fails in normal home use will be Warranty After the first year from the date of original retail purchase ed parts which fail in normal home use will be repaired owner paying all other costs, including labor. Second any part which free of charge. through the time periods listed below, the designat- free of charge for the part itself, with the or replaced Year - All parts. Third through Fifth Year - The drive motor. Third through Tenth Year - All parts of the transmission Additional Limited Should an exterior Warranty cabinet, Against including All parts of the solid state controls This full warranty the top, lid, and baseframe, To Receive rust during the five year period apply when the appliance are covered by the limited warranties Warranty starting from will be made free of charge during the first year. After will be made free of charge for the part itself, with the labor. and the limited warranties Appliances located elsewhere the first year. assembly. Rust the date of original retail purchase, repair or replacement the first and through the fifth year, repair or replacement owner paying all other costs, including (if so equipped). is located in the United States or Canada. only, which include parts which fail during Service To locate an authorized service company in your area, contact the Maytag dealer from whom your appliance was purchased or call Maytag Customer Service. Should you not receive satisfactory warranty service, call or write: Maytag Customer Assistance c/o Maytag Customer Service EO. Box 2370 Cleveland, TN 37320-2370 US 1-800-688-9900 CANADA 1-800-688-2002 When contacting Maytag Customer Service be sure to provide the model and serial numbers of your appliance, the name and address of the dealer from whom you purchased the appliance and the date of purchase. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Should you still have a problem, write to: Major Appliance Consumer Action Program (MACAP), 20 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60606, MACAP is an industry sponsored but independent group of consumer experts who receive and act on complaints from appliance owners. NOTE: When writing about an unsolved service problem, please include the following information: (a) Your name, address and telephone number; (b) Model number and serial numbers (found on top edge of control panel) of your appliance; (c) Name and address of your dealer and date the appliance was bought; (d) A clear description of the problem you are having; (e) Water hardness, detergent brand and amount, water temperature and cycle used. MAYTAG • One Dependability Square • Newton, Iowa 50208 Form No. 523CMA Part No. 6 2166850 _[_[_[_[_ htt p://www.m aytag.co m JN Litho U.S.A.